Shudipto Dishari

Contact Information:

City Campus (Lincoln)
(402) 472-7537

Personal Links:

Nanomaterials Group

Ross McCollum Associate Professor

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering: National University of Singapore
  • B. S. Chemical Engineering: Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

Current Job Openings

Motivated, prospective graduate students/post-doctoral applicants are welcome to contact. Oligomer/polymer synthesis and/or electrochemistry experiences are highly preferred. For post-doc positions, prior experience in chemical synthesis of polymers (ionomers, cyclic aromatics) is a must. (email:

Areas of Research and Professional Interest

  • polymers and nanomaterials
  • thin films and membranes
  • energy
  • antimicrobial materials
  • chemobiorecognition
  • bioseparation

Courses Taught

  • CHME 323/823: Thermodynamics II
  • CHME 482/882: Polymers
  • CHME 496/896-002: Functional Nanomaterials and Applications

About Shudipto Dishari

Dr. Shudipto Konika Dishari joined as an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at UNL (2016- ). Dishari has been a post-doctoral researcher in chemical engineering (PI: Andrew Zydney) and materials science and engineering (PI: Michael Hickner) at the Pennsylvania State University. She graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

Dishari's research focuses on designing synthetic and bioderived ion-conducting and light-harvesting polymers. Dishari explores the fascinating nanoscale phenomena within polymeric thin films and membranes. Her work targets to impact energy conversion and storage devices, chemobiosensing, and biotechnology applications. For pursuing research on innovative polymer design and understanding of material interfaces, Dishari received prestigious awards, like, DOE Early CAREER Award (2019), NSF CAREER Award (2018), ACS-PMSE Young Investigator Award (2023), 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award (2021), NUTech Venture Emerging Innovator of the Year Award (2020), and Baxter Young Investigator Award (2014). In recognition of her research accomplishments, extraordinary teaching abilities, and academic promise, Dishari received UNL's Edgerton Innovation Award (2020), Harold and Esther Edgerton Junior Faculty Award (2019) and Henry Y. Kleinkauf Family Distinguished New Faculty Teaching Award (2020).

Dishari is the elected Vice-Chair (2022-2023) and Chair (2023-2024) of Area 8A (Polymers) of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and an associate editor of Journal of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage (JEECS), an ASME journal. She is an active organizer of symposiums in national meetings through platforms, like, American Chemical Society (ACS), American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), American Physical Society (APS), and North American Membrane Society (NAMS).

Dishari serves in the Advisory Committee of Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience (NCMN). She has served in UNL's "Complete Engineering" initiative and "Diversity and Inclusion" Taskforce. Dishari is also members of NCMN's  and UNL College of Engineering's "Education and Outreach Committees," and greatly involved in educating K-12 students, including women, minorities, and first-generation college students. 

Honors and Awards

Ross McCollum Associate Professorship (2023-2027)

First Place and Best Paper Award, 2023 ASEE Midwest Conference (2023)

ACS-PMSE Early Investigator Award (2023)

UNL Distinguished Teaching Award (2023)

Holling Family Master Teacher Award (2023)

WEPAN Accelerator Program Core Concept Award (2022)

3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award (3M-NTFA) (2021)

Edgerton Innovation Award (2021)

NUTech Venture Emerging Innovator of the Year Award (2020)

Henry Y. Kleinkauf Family Distinguished New Faculty Teaching Award (2020)

DOE Early CAREER Award (2019)

Harold & Esther Edgerton Junior Faculty Award (2019)

NSF CAREER Award (2018)

Layman Award (2018)

Nebraska EPSCoR First Award (2017)

UNL College of Engineering Recognition for Research Excellence (2018, 2019, 2020)

UNL College of Engineering Recognition for Excellence in Teaching (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)

Baxter Young Investigator Award (2014)


NSF-CBET (Electrochem. Systems) (2023-2026)

DOE Early CAREER Award (2019-2024)

NSF CAREER Award (2018-2024)

3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award (3M-NTFA) (2021-2023)

Edgerton Innovation Award (2021)

University of Nebraska Collaboration Initiative Grant (2021-2023)

Research Council Faculty Seed Grant (2017, 2023)

Voelte Keegan Bioengineering Support Grant (2021)

Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research (NCESR) Competitive Grant (2020-2021)

Layman Award (2018-2019)

NASA Nebraska Space Grant (2017-2018)

Nebraska EPSCoR First Award (2017-2018)